What is gum disease? Gum disease is inflammation of the gum. It can start from gum line and progress to affect the bone that surrounds and support your tooth.
In early stages, gum disease can be painless so you may not be aware of it. Therefore it is important to know how it may present itself. People who suffer from gum disease usually notice:-
- Swollen, red, tender or bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Bad breath or bad taste in mouth
- Loose teeth
- Pus surrounding the teeth and gums
First stage of gum disease is Gingivitis. If the plaque that collects on your teeth and around gum line is not removed by brushing and flossing, it can result in infection of gums and can cause gingivitis. Early stage of gingivitis responds well to good brushing and flossing habits and regular dental check-ups.